Elderly Plymouth man killed in crash with semi in Royalton

An elderly Plymouth man was killed Tuesday, July 11, when he was broadsided by a semi as he headed out of the Tesoro station on Highway 10 in Royalton.

The Minnesota State Patrol report said Robert John Kysar, 83, was exiting the gas station just after 4 p.m., headed north on Highway 10 and was struck by the southbound semi-tractor and trailer driven by Lewis Ray Olson, 71, of Baxter.

Kysar’s passenger, Gayle Mary Steinmetz, 96, was taken to Centra Care in St Cloud, with non-life threatening injuries.

All parties involved were wearing seat belts. The State Patrol’s report said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.